Born 1961 in Bad Toelz in Germany I studied IT technologies and worked in software development until three years ago. Besides this main occupation I started nature photography as a hobby in 1987. I was always fascinated by the work of artistic photographers like Art Wolfe and Frans Lanting.
Comparing my poor results with the best nature photography I improved my skills and more and more shifted from documentary to artistic driven photography: painting with light. After mainly working on wildlife I moved more to landscapes from the millennium on.
Today I travel all continents regularly to catch dramatic light scenes on wild landscapes - from Arctic to Antarctica and from the Sahara to the Australian deserts. My work is mainly marketed by the most important worldwide operating stock agencies and regularly published in calendars. Some of my best images were awarded in BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year (especially promotion image mud-covered cape buffalo I 1995), Agfa Wildlife Award and GDT.
100% of the profits from my work goes to support Wild Wonders of Europe.